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Statements about association president not defamation

Where a residential owners association president claimed other owners defamed him in a letter, the complained-of statements lack the necessary “sting” to be considered defamatory. Narrowing the issue “We exercise de novo review of the circuit court’s decision sustaining the ...

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Litigation line item: Deposing parties must pay expert travel, prep time

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In what some could see as a shock to their litigation budgets, a Virginia circuit court judge has ruled that a litigant who chooses to depose an opponent’s expert witness must also pay for the expert’s reasonable preparation and travel ...

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Virginia Court of Appeals – Unpublished decisions affirmed per curiam

Civil Practice Edward L. Mahler filed a pro se complaint alleging that Lawrence Perry and Associates, Inc., violated various laws, breached an employment contract, and committed other wrongs in terminating his employment. … Mahler filed an amended complaint. After a ...

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